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2008-06-19 18:00:14

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Metis Nation-Saskatchewan leaders are meeting with Premier Brad Wall's government to begin talks on what could be a breakthrough on hunting and fishing rights - after a decade of legal wrangling. CEO Brian Kembel says the negotiations come after Metis in the province won more than five illegal hunting cases in court. It's hoped there will be an interim agreement by the fall. Alberta and its Metis are expected to square off in court in a test case next...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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